Archive for May, 2011

Decorative Cornices in the Works – Part 4 (final)

Posted on May 16th, 2011 by maineislandtreasures

The second of two decorative bed cornices is complete.  This original oil on baltic birch depicts one of the most beautiful places I’ve had the pleasure of visiting.  It is the entrance to the Fox Island Thoroughfare from Crabtree Point, North Haven.  In the midst of this cool and soggy spring, this painting was a […]

Decorative Cornices in the Works – Part 3

Posted on May 10th, 2011 by maineislandtreasures

  After lengthy studio hours, wearing a mask and goggles with the fan on ‘high’ (thanks to the cement fumes), the shell encrusted cornice is complete!  It’s comprised of a soft palette of shells, mainly those which I’ve collected in Maine such as razor clams, periwinkles, and cherrystone clams, and it’s accented with scallop shells […]

Maine Rocks – aka Love, Maine

Posted on May 5th, 2011 by maineislandtreasures

Along with my extensive shell collection, I have quite an elaborate rock collection (including the contiguous United States – more on that another time).  I seem to find heart stones on nearly every beach walk which is at least five days a week.  Keep in mind, I never search them out – I’m always on […]